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Events in Frankfurt to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

29.10.2017 | 12:10 Clock | Culture
Events in Frankfurt to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

The anniversary "500 years of the Reformation" is heading towards its climax, on Tuesday, 31 October 2017, it will be marked nationwide with an official holiday. In Frankfurt, there are central events such as the festive service on October 31 in the Protestant church of St. Catherine with the Protestant city dean Achim Knecht and the Catholic city dean Johannes zu Eltz. But also in the city districts the congregations have prepared a variety of services, concerts and festive events.

Here you will now find an overview of the Protestant events in Frankfurt for the Reformation anniversary from 28 to 31 October sorted by city districts.

More detailed information on these dates is available on the website


Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Bockenheim, Sankt Jakobskirche, Kirchplatz 9, Tuesday, 31. October, 10 a.m., short service, followed by the exhibition "Reformation is here - Discoverer tour on God's track". The church will be open until 4pm that day, with spiritual and musical impulses every half hour.


Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Bornheim, Große Spillingsgasse 24, Sunday, October 29, admission 6:30 p.m., "Das Luthermahl", 4-course meal as in the Reformation era,table speeches after Martin Luther with Michael Quast. The proceeds will go to the renovation of the Johanniskirche. Admission :36 Euro, by reservation only.

Reservation at P. Habermehl Photography, Große Spillinggasse 4-18, email

Church Square in front of St. John's Church, corner of Turmstraße/Große Spillingsgasse, Tuesday, October 31, 5 p.m., "Hello Martin!" Luther play on Reformation Day for children ages 3 and up, followed by a procession through the streets of the


Evangelische Nazarethkirche, Eckenheimer Landstraße 332, Tuesday, 31. October, 9 a.m., service with Luther's Morning Blessing, followed by simple breakfast as in Luther's time


Evangelische Andreasgemeinde, Kirchhainer Straße 2, Sunday, 29. October, 10 o'clock, musically shaped celebration service

Evangelische Emmausgemeinde, Alt-Eschersheim 22, Tuesday, 31. October, 7 p.m., service with communion, to be followed "in good Lutheran tradition" - a communal dinner with homemade bread and black-brewed beer.Registration and more information at


Evangelische Dreifaltigkeitsgemeinde, Funckstraße 16, Sunday, 29. October, 6:30 p.m., Reformation Anniversary service, followed by a reception to which newcomers are expressly invited. The plans for the Europaviertel will be presented.


Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Fechenheim, Melanchthonkirche, Pfortenstraße 4, Monday, October 30, 6:30 p.m., Dialogue sermon on the Reformation anniversary, followed by a toast to the Reformation anniversary in the parish hall.


Evangelische Bethlehemgemeinde, Alte Bethlehemkirche, Ginnheimer Kirchplatz, Tuesday, 31. October, 10 o'clock, celebration service for the Reformation anniversary


.Protestant parishes of Harheim and Nieder-Erlenbach, the Kantorei of the two parishes and the Joyices will perform the song oratorio "Gaff nicht in den Himmel" - Martin Luther, Reformation heute" on the weekend before Reformation Day, the performance dates are:
Saturday, 28. October, 6 pm, Protestant Church in Harheim, Am Wetterhahn 1
Sunday, 29. October, 6 pm, Evangelical Church Nieder-Erlenbach, Zur Charlottenburg 1
Tuesday, 31. October, 11 o'clock, common service of the parishes Harheim and Nieder-Erlenbach to the Reformation anniversary in the Protestant church Nieder-Erlenbach, Zur Charlottenburg 1


Evangelische Sankt Thomaskirche, Heddernheimer Kirchstraße 2b, Tuesday, 31. October, 6 p.m., joint service of the Protestant church congregations Cantate Domino, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, both Nordweststadt, Niederursel, Riedberg and Sankt Thomas.


Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Höchst, Leverkuser Straße/ corner of Melchiorstraße, Tuesday, October 31, 10 a.m., on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's posting of the theses in Wittenberg, an invitation is extended to the Evangelische Stadtkirche Höchst for a festive service with music by Bach and others. The morning is linked with the finissage of the exhibition "Now we see as through a mirror" with pictures by Rolf Kuhlmann.

Victor-Gollancz-Haus, Kurmainzer Straße 91, Tuesday, 31. October, 3 p.m., service for the Reformation anniversary


Dom, Domplatz 1, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2:30 to 8.30 clock, "Reconciled future", under the motto "heilen-teilen-stärken" invites the Association of Christian Churches (ACK) Frankfurt am Main, the event begins at 14.30 clock with a walk, followed at 16.30 o'clock a Vespers in the cathedral follows with the catholic city dean Johannes to Eltz and the Protestant Prodekanin Ursula Schoen as well as the Pastor Doris Hege of the Mennonitengemeinde, at 18 o'clock begins in the house at the cathedral an ecumenical meal with table speeches. Registration is required for this program item to the Evangelical City Deanery at email address The day will conclude at 8 p.m. in the cathedral with an evening blessing with the Catholic city dean zu Eltz.

Heiliggeistkirche am Dominikanerkloster, Kurt-Schumacher-Strasse 23, Monday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. To mark the anniversary of "500 Years of Reformation," there will be a concert on the Psalms of David. Vice-Dean Ursula Schoen will give a lecture on the subject. Admission: 10 Euro. The concert is an event of the Kirchenmusikverein Frankfurt am Main e.V.

Trombone choirs of Frankfurt and Starkenburg and the selection ensemble Blech Pur will perform on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at 5 p.m. in the Heiliggeistkirche on the occasion of the feast day "500 Years of Reformation". State trombone director Frank Vogel will lead the musical part, Professor Rainer Hofmann will read texts. Admission free; donations requested.

Evangelische Hoffnungsgemeinde, Matthäuskirche, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 33, Tuesday, October 31, 11 a.m., Luther reloaded, Luther's old songs sung anew

Evangelische Sankt Katharinenkirche, An der Hauptwache, Tuesday 31. October, 10 a.m., Celebration of the Reformation anniversary, Frankfurt's Protestant city dean Dr. Achim Knecht and Catholic city dean Dr. Johannes zu Eltz hold the festive service.

Tuesday, October 31, 6 p.m., Baroque Music with Illumination for the Reformation Anniversary, A gift from the Cronstett and Hynsperg Protestant Foundation for the 500th Reformation Day, under the direction of Michael Graf Münster, the Kantorei Sankt Katharinen and the Bach-Collegium Frankfurt with soloists will perform works by Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Friedrich Händel, among others, in the Katharinenkirche. Admission is free and available from 5pm.

Evangelische Sankt Paulsgemeinde, Alte Nikolaikirche am Römerberg, Luther in Frankfurt, 28 October, 30 October, 2pm, to follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther in Frankfurt, the Evangelische Sankt Paulsgemeinde invites you to do so in the form of two guided tours. The meeting point is the Protestant Alte Nikolaikirche, Römerberg, city centre. Registration is not necessary.

Alte Nikolaikirche am Römerberg, Tuesday, 31. October, 5 p.m., service on the anniversary of the Reformation, the new altar Bible will be handed over to its intended use, music: Heinrich-Schütz-Kantorei conducted by Karin Baumann, organ Lars Voorgang, followed by Reformation feast with Luther's favourite wine, small dishes and table speeches.

jugend-kultur-kirche sankt peter, Stephanstraße 6, Tuesday 31. October, 5 p.m., "Let ab´celebrate, 500 years of Reformation" - Reformation celebration with worship service of the Evangelical Youth Frankfurt.

Admission free


Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Nied, Christuskirche, Alt Nied 10, Sunday, 29. October, 6 p.m., Lutheran Mass with choral works and alternating chants with the Kammerchor Nied, the Gemeindechor Nied and the Brass Double Choir, organ Frank Holzapfel, conductor Kantor Reiner Genz.
Tuesday, October 31, 10.30 a.m., festive service in the Christuskirche on the significance of the Reformation in Germany and worldwide, followed by balloon action "good news"


Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Nieder-Eschbach, Deuil-La-Barre-Strasse 74, Sunday, 29. October, 10 o'clock, festive service for the Reformation feast with communion, musical with organ and bass
Tuesday, 31. October, 6 p.m. Music (organ and cello) and readings for the Reformation anniversary


Evangelische Gethsemanegemeinde, Eckenheimer Landstraße 90, Sunday, 29. October 2017, 10 a.m., Luther Suite by Manfred Schlenker (born 1926), with the congregation's choir, Bringfriede Porzig playing organ and conducting.


Evangelische Erlösergemeinde, Wiener Straße 25, Under the motto "Lute(r) Lutherlieder," the Evangelische Erlösergemeinde, Oberrad, invites you to lute music and text readings on Tuesday, October 31, at 5 p.m. at Wiener Straße 25.

East End

Evangelische Sankt-Nicolai Gemeinde, Waldschmidt-/Ecke Rhönstraße, Tuesday, October 31, 3 p.m., organ concert for children five and up. "MAAARTIN!" tells the story of the development from little Martin to the great Luther.


Evangelical Church of the Resurrection, Tuesday, Oct. 31. October, 5 p.m., Graebestraße 8, Preungesheim, ecumenical service with guest preacher from Alsace giving the view of a French Protestant, followed by Reformation reception in the church, 8.30 p.m. Boogie-Woogie and Blues concert with Axel Zwingenberger, concert admission 22 euros, advance booking 20 euros.


Evangelische Kreuzkirche, Weinstraße 25, Tuesday, 31. October, 11 a.m., service, followed by lunch together


Evangelische Cyriakusgemeinde, Auf der Insel 5, Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10 a.m., festive service "Martin Luther and Music", followed by a get-together with coffee and cake.


Evangelische Dreikönigsgemeinde, Dreikönigskirche, Sachsenhäuser Ufer/Nähe Eisener Steg, Sunday, October 29, 5 p.m., Concert "Schütz zum Jubiläum": Heinrich Schütz Psalms of David 1619 (excerpts) will be performed by the Kurt Thomas Chamber Choir and the Telemann Ensemble Frankfurt under the direction of Andreas Köhs at the concert for Reformation Day,. Tickets: 20 euros, concessions 15 euros

Dreikönigskirche, Sachsenhäuser Ufer/near Eiserner Steg, Oct. 31, 5 p.m., cantata service for the Reformation anniversary, centering on Johann Sebastian Bach's "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan," BWV 98.

Evangelische Maria-Magdalena-Gemeinde, Osterkirche, Mörfelder Landstraße 214, Saturday, October 28, 5 p.m., on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Osterchor, together with the church choir of the Dankeskirchengemeinde and the Ökumenische Kantorei Bischofsheim, performs the oratorio "Gaff nicht in den Himmel" about Martin Luther. Admission is free. A donation is requested at the exit.


Evangelische Mariengemeinde, Wilhelmshöher Straße 133, Monday, October 30, 7.30 Uhr, Jazzvesper with the Fathers´Jazz Band, text readings Jörg Harald Werron

Tuesday, 31. October, 10 a.m., service for the Reformation anniversary with new forms of worship

Hufelandhaus, Wilhelmshöher Straße 34, Monday, October 30, 4.30, Reformation anniversary service


Evangelische Martinuskirche, Martinskirchstraße 52, Sunday 29. October, 6 p.m., Ecumenical "500 Years After"


Evangelical Church Sindlingen, Sindlinger Bahnstraße 46, Tuesday 31. October, 6 p.m., Reformation devotion and table company as in Luther's time


Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Zeilsheim, Frankenthaler Weg 33a, Tuesday, 31. October, 6 p.m., reconciliation service under the motto of Martin Luther's 62nd thesis: "The true treasure of the church is the most holy gospel of the glory and grace of God"


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